Power Poppy's "Fly Guy" Masculine Wedding Anniversary Card + Freebie Download

8.10.2017

power poppy fly guy digital stamp set

Hello!  Today I am sharing a CAS (clean and simple) masculine wedding anniversary card that I made for my hubby Kan, featuring this cool Power Poppy's "Fly Guy" digital stamp by artist Marcella Hawley.


"FLY GUY" MASCULINE ANNIVERSARY CARD

This past Saturday Kan and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary.  Being the boring homebody people that we are, we either celebrate this special milestone by taking the kiddos to the zoo or time in the garden pulling out weeds.  But this year, I thought we could use a different scenic...like FISHING!  So to propose my fishing idea to him, I gave Kan this "Fly Guy" card :D  When he pulled it out the envelope, all he could say was "really? fishing?" LOL. 

power poppy fly guy digital stamp set

To begin my project, I opened the image up in Microsoft Word, Window 10 and resized it to a 5-inch width before printing it out on Neenah 80# cardstock.  Then color with Copic.

I am a huge fan of artistic details stamp images.  So when Marcella first released this "Fly Guy" digital stamp (I believe last summer in June), I immediately fell in love with the image and knew I must add this set to my Power Poppy's digital stamps collection :D

power poppy fly guy digital stamp set

These are the Copic colors I used.  For added texture, I went over certain areas of the image with Prismacolor premium pencils.  This is probably my favorite brand of colored pencils.  I really like how soft and thick the cores are and how intense the colors!  I have the 150 colors set which I purchased from Ellen Hutson.  But, if you are new to coloring with colored pencils or just want to give the Prismacolor brand a try, I would suggest buying just a few individual pencils first and test them out.  And if you like it, then invest in the complete 150 colors set.


For the finishing touches, I first brushed on lots of clear Wink of Stella over the water, to give that sunlight glittering illusion. Then, I mounted the sentiment "I Am Your Greatest Catch" (that I create for a little humor) over the fishing line with foam tape before adhering onto my storm cloud card front.



Kan REALLY did have a marvelous time fishing (catch and release).




FREEBIE DOWNLOAD

Here is the sentiment used on this card.  I create it in a few different fonts since I wasn't sure which font would go nicely with the image.

To download and save to your computer, click on the image and it will redirect you to my Freebies page.  The sentiments come as a single jpeg format page.  You will need to do a little photo cropping to separate out each individual sentiment.  If you need a refresh course on how to crop digital image,  you can see my tutorial here.


Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to share your comment with me.  I truly enjoy reading through each one of them.  May you have a blessed day.  Take care!


Challenges I would like to participate in:
Crafting by Designs - August ATG
Jo's Scrap Shack - FFC #200 ATG
Word Art Wednesday - ATG #294-295


SUPPLIES

To make it easier for my blog readers and friends, all supplies I use in today's project are listed below. Click on the image or wording to redirect you to the product's page. All items were personally purchased and I only share of products that I absolutely love.


Power Poppy's Fly Guy Digi Stamp

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Wink of Stella- Clear

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Copic Markers

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Copic Markers

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Foam Tape

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Sizzix Big Shot

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Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Gullotine Paper Trimmer

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Lawn Fawn "Storm Cloud" cardstock

buy at: Lawn Fawn

Neenah Solar White 110#

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Be Creative Tape

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Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Rectangles 

LG Etched Dies
buy at: Spellbinders

Scor Pal Mini 

Score Buddy
buy at: SSS

Winners: Blog Hop Prizes

8.08.2017


Hello! I'm here to announce the winners of my blog hop's prizes for the Cards for Little Hearts card drive midway reminder post that took place last week on August 1st. One winner will receive a $15 Simon Says Stamp gift certificate. The second winner, a $15 Ellen Hutson LLC gift certificate. So, without further ado, the two winners (randomly chosen from two random blogs along the hop) are:


Lillian and Marilyn, I have send you both an e-mail.  Please confirm so that I may promptly get the gift certificate over to you.  Thank you!
Thank you so much to all that hopped along with us and for all the sweet comments! Please don't forget to stop by the following designers' blog to see if you are the winner of their blog candy.

May you have a wonderful day.  Take care.